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Kali Linux vs Linux Mint: What are the differences?

What is Kali Linux? Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Linux Distribution. It is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. It contains several hundred tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering.

What is Linux Mint? The most popular desktop Linux distribution and the 3rd most widely used home operating system behind Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS. The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.

Kali Linux and Linux Mint belong to "Operating Systems" category of the tech stack.

Decisions about Kali Linux and Linux Mint

I liked manjaro a lot, the huge support it has and the variety of tools it provides is just awesome. But due to its parent platform being Arch Linux it has bleeding-edge technology and that meaning, we get updated 'daily', and if we keep updating the system daily, due to the bugs in the recent updates the system sometimes used to crash, this made the OS really unstable. However, one can avoid such crashes using periodical and careful system/package updates. I now use LinuxMint which is based on Ubuntu, and this OS is completely stable with reliable(mostly tested) updates. And, since this OS is backed up by UBUNTU the concerns/questions one can encounter while using the OS can be easily rectified using the UBUNTU community, which is pretty good. Though this is backed up on UBUNTU it most certainly does NOT include the proprietary stuff of UBUNTU, which is on the bright side of the OS. That's it! Happy Computing.

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Pros of Kali Linux
Pros of Linux Mint
  • 7
    Penetration testing tools are pre-installed
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    Has many penetration testing tools
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    Runs on both x86 and ARM platforms
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    Its just debian so it has better support
  • 12
    Simple, Fast, Comfort and Easy to Use
  • 11
    Stable
  • 9
    Elegant
  • 8
    Good for beginners
  • 7
    Free to use
  • 1
    Out of the box

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Cons of Kali Linux
Cons of Linux Mint
  • 2
    Outdated versions of common packages
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    Root GUI setup is a potential security hole
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    Packages are too large in size as compare to alpine
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    Wireless driver issues on some systems
  • 3
    Easy to mess up with a few settings (like the panel)
  • 2
    Security breaches

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What is Kali Linux?

It is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. It contains several hundred tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering.

What is Linux Mint?

The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.

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What are some alternatives to Kali Linux and Linux Mint?
Ubuntu
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Arch Linux
A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
Linux
A clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
Debian
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
CentOS
The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
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